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The second world : journeys through the frontiers of global order

Author: Parag Khanna
Publisher: New York : Random House, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Grand explanations of how to understand the complex twenty-first-century world have all fallen short - until now. In The Second World, Parag Khanna takes readers on a global tour, one that shows how America's dominant moment has been suddenly replaced by a geopolitical marketplace wherein the European Union and China compete with the United States to shape world order on their own terms." "Khanna mixes copious  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Parag Khanna
ISBN: 9781400065080 1400065089
OCLC Number: 426250218
Description: pages cm
Contents: Introduction: Inter-Imperial Relations --
pt. I. The West's East --
1. Brussels: The New Rome --
2. The Russian Devolution --
3. Ukraine: From Border to Bridge --
4. The Balkans: Eastern Questions --
5. Turkey: Marching East and West --
6. The Caucasian Corridor --
Conclusion: Stretching Europe --
pt. II. Affairs of the Heartland --
7. The Silk Road and the Great Game --
8. The Russia That Was --
9. Tibet and Xinjiang: The New Bamboo Curtain --
10. Kazakhstan: "Happiness Is Multiple Pipelines" --
11. Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan: Sovereign of Everything, Master of Nothing --
12. Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan: Men Behaving Badly --
13. Afghanistan and Pakistan: Taming South-Central Asia --
Conclusion: A Change of Heart --
pt. III. The End of the Monroe Doctrine --
14. The New Rules of the Game --
15. Mexico: The Umbilical Cord --
16. Venezuela: Bolivar's Revenge --
17. Colombia: The Andean Balkans? --
18. Brazil: The Southern Pole --
19. Argentina and Chile: Very Fraternal Twins --
Conclusion: Beyond Monroe --
pt. IV. In Search of the "Middle East" --
20. The Shattered Belt --
21. The Maghreb: Europe's Southern Shore --
22. Egypt: Between Bureaucrats and Theocrats --
23. The Mashreq: Road Maps --
24. The Former Iraq: Buffer, Black Hole, and Broken Boundary --
25. Iran: Virtues and Vices --
26. Gulf Streams --
Conclusion: Arabian Sand Dunes --
pt. V. Asia for Asians --
27. From Outside in to Inside Out --
28. China's First-World Seduction --
29. Malaysia and Indonesia: The Greater Chinese Co-Prosperity Sphere --
30. Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam: The Inner Triangle --
31. Size Matters: The Four Chinas --
Conclusion:The Search for Equilibrium in a Non-American World.
Responsibility: Parag Khanna.
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"Grand explanations of how to understand the complex twenty-first-century world have all fallen short - until now. In The Second World, Parag Khanna takes readers on a global tour, one that shows how America's dominant moment has been suddenly replaced by a geopolitical marketplace wherein the European Union and China compete with the United States to shape world order on their own terms." "Khanna mixes copious research with deep reportage to remake the map of the world. He depicts second-world societies from the inside out, observing how globalization divides them into winners and losers along political, economic, and cultural lines - and shows how China, Europe, and America use their unique imperial gravities to pull the second-world countries into their orbits. Along the way, Khanna also explains how Arabism and Islamism compete for the Arab soul, reveals how Iran and Saudi Arabia play the superpowers against one another, unmasks Singapore's inspirational role in East Asia, and psychoanalyzes the second-world leaders whose decisions are reshaping the balance of power. He captures the most elusive formula in international affairs: how to think like a country."--Jacket.

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